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Monarchs running away with Corner Brook senior baseball league final

West Side Monarchs’ Sean Mitchell scampers towards third base and will eventually score as the base runner advances behind him during Game 3 of the Corner Brook Molson Senior Baseball League final versus the Veitch’s Ultramar Hawks at Jubilee Field on Thursday night.
West Side Monarchs’ Sean Mitchell scampers towards third base and will eventually score as the base runner advances behind him during Game 3 of the Corner Brook Molson Senior Baseball League final versus the Veitch’s Ultramar Hawks at Jubilee Field on Thursday night.

The fourth win of a best-of-seven playoff series is always the hardest one to get, and the West Side Monarchs will get their first crack at it on Sunday.

After a pair of victories in two low-scoring games to begin the series, the Monarchs’ offence broke out on Thursday night at Jubilee Field to the tune of an 11-6 win over the Veitch’s Ultramar Hawks. The Monarchs now hold a commanding 3-0 lead in the Corner Brook Molson Senior Baseball League.

Aaron Sheppard had a big night with the bat for the victors, driving in five runs in a 3-for-5 effort. Sean Mitchell was 3-for-5 with two runs scored. Travis Taylor and Steven Sheppard, meanwhile, were both 2-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs each.

Fred Cutler led the Hawks with a 2-for-3 outing that saw him score twice. Mike Simms was 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI.

Rob Park earned the win on the mound with a solid six innings in which he allowed six runs (two earned) on five hits. He struck out three, but walked seven. Matt Prosper posted zeroes in a one-inning relief effort.

Darren Colbourne took the official loss as the Hawks pitching was by committee. He surrendered six runs on eight hits in 2.2 innings, with two walks and a strikeout. Cory Lockyer threw 2.1 innings, allowing five runs (two earned) on 10 hits, with two strikeouts. Garret Anderson also chipped in with a two-inning effort. He gave up one hit and one walk, with two strikeouts.

Game 4 goes 2 p.m. Sunday at Jubilee Field.

                          1          2          3          4          5          6          7          R         H         E

Monarchs        3          2          0          4          2          0          0          11        19        3

Hawks             2          3          0          1          0          0          0          6          5          2

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